Soy and phytoestrogens: Possible side effects [Soja und Phytoöstrogene: Mögliche Nebenwirkungen]

Phytoestrogens are present in certain edible plants being most abundant in soy; they are structurally and functionally analogous to the estrogens. Phytoestrogens have been applied for compensation of hormone deficiency in the menopause. At the same time, soy products are used in infant food and other foodstuffs. Furthermore, soy is applied as animal fodder, so that residual phytoestrogens and their active metabolites such as equol can remain in meat and influence the hormonal balance of the consumers. There have been only singular reports on modified gender-related behavior or feminization in humans in consequence of soy consumption. In animals, the intake of phytoestrogens was reported to impact fertility, sexual development and behavior. Feminizing effects in humans can be subtle and identifiable only statistically in large populations. © 2014 Jargin.

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Издательство
Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany
Номер выпуска
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Язык
Английский
Страницы
1-5
Статус
Опубликовано
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Том
12
Год
2014
Организации
  • 1 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation
Ключевые слова
Menopause; Nutrition; Phytoestrogens; Soy
Дата создания
19.10.2018
Дата изменения
19.10.2018
Постоянная ссылка
https://repository.rudn.ru/ru/records/article/record/4814/